NOT ONLY a GASTRONOMIC BLOG BY ELENA FERNÁNDEZ AND DIEGO ARÉVALO

Almavid: organic wines in the heart of Spain

A few months ago, I visited Fenavin, the most important Spanish wine fair in the world. I have always liked Mentrida PDO wines, so I decided to stop and try Almavid, a small family winery located in Valmojado (Toledo) and one of the few of the PDO that produces 100%...

Lakasa by Cesar Martin: seasonal and personal cuisine

I have never seen a restaurant that more clearly reflects the personality of its creator. After a long career in the hospitality world, Cesar Martin shaped his dream, Lakasa, a decade ago. Now, he has reconfigured your way to understand Italian cuisine with Mola Pizza...

Casa Marcial: a gastronomic journey from sea to sky

It is said that in many experiences the journey is an especially important part. When you visit Casa Marcial, this trip becomes a fundamental part. The 25 minutes that separate Ribadesella, a coastal town in Asturias in the North of Spain from La Salgar become a...

Harmony and diversity in the land of 1,000 wines

Bodegas familiares de Rioja has spent more than three decades trying to escape the long shadow of Rioja wine success. And trying to show that the best known Spanish wine region is simultaneously the most unknown They arrived in Madrid and put on the beret. And they...

Fenavin 10 X 10: a list of interesting and affordable Spanish wines

I had the opportunity to visit a few weeks ago the most important Spanish wine fair in the country (Fenavin) and one of the most relevants in Europe. I set myself the challenge of choosing the ten more interesting wines for 10 euros or less that I tasted. Or almost,...
Water: the underground treasure of Madrid

Water: the underground treasure of Madrid

Madrid has a cathedral underground. And I would even say that it is more beautiful than our official one the Almudena cathedral. This is depot number 2 of the main water channel of Madrid, which is hidden underground. Unlike other European cities, Madrid does not have...

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My favorite Spanish wines 90+ in Guia Peñin

My favorite Spanish wines 90+ in Guia Peñin

In recent weeks I´ve had the opportunity to participate in two of the most important wine events organized by Guia Peñin: the Hall of the Best Wines of Spain, in which 400 wineries presented more than 2,000 references that have obtained a score greater than 90 points...

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Organic kefir, 3,000 goats, and letur´s dream

Organic kefir, 3,000 goats, and letur´s dream

To get to the little town of Letur in the southeast of Spain you must travel more than an hour from Albacete, the closest big city along a winding road parallel to the Segura River, which was strangely familiar to me despite being the first time I visited. Arriving in...

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Duero wines: emergence, tradition, and diversity

Duero wines: emergence, tradition, and diversity

I came to find Duero Wine Fest, the festival of celebration of wines made by the Duero River in the NW of Spain in a bizarre way: after reading negative comments on social networks about the low presence of women in the program. I who never went on quotas commented...

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